Physics and Contemporary Needs

Volume 3

  • Riazuddin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Physics and Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bent Elbek
      Pages 23-61
    3. R. Hofstadter
      Pages 111-148
    4. Ugo Farinelli
      Pages 229-270
    5. Raymond L. Murray
      Pages 271-284
    6. Raymond L. Murray
      Pages 285-291
  3. Physics and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. William Paul
      Pages 295-352
    3. Lyle H. Slack
      Pages 353-381
  4. Computational Methods in Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. K. V. Roberts
      Pages 385-472
  5. Physics and Frontiers of Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 473-473
    2. P. L. Bernacca, L. Bianchi, R. Turolla
      Pages 475-501
    3. Michael J. Moravcsik
      Pages 503-513
  6. Science and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 545-545
    2. Michael J. Moravcsik
      Pages 547-558
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 559-572

About this book


These proceedings cover the lectures delivered at the Third International Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs held from June 17 - July 5, 1978 at Nathiagali, one of the scenic hill resorts in the northern part of Pakistan. The college was organized by The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and co-sponsored by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (ICTP). It also received a financial grant by the University Grants Commission for the participation of physicists from various universities of Pakistan. The college was attended by 14 lecturers, 2 invited seminar speakers and 156 participants from 23 countries and consisted of 15 concen­ trated days of lectures, seminars and informal discussions. These proceedings contain only regular lectures delivered there, but the seminars which were held there are listed in the Appendix. This year the college put special emphasis on energy, parti­ cularly on nuclear energy and its role in the context of energy sys­ tems. However the lectures delivered at the college also covered a wide spectrum of physics. The lectures gave an overview of various topics covered at the college and emphasized the inter-disciplinary aspects of physics. Some of the lecturers also indicated the areas where research in developing countries with limited facilities could be carried out. The college had a definite objective of encouraging the physicists, part~cularly those working at the universities, to apply their knowledge of physics and methodology of research to the needs of modern society.


energy laser neutron nuclear energy physics semiconductor theoretical physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Riazuddin
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  1. 1.Quaid-I-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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